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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933031/exhaustion-experiences-in-junior-athletes-the-importance-of-motivation-and-self-control-competencies
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Gro Jordalen, Pierre-Nicolas Lemyre, Natalie Durand-Bush
Quality of motivation, self-control competencies, as well as past performance experience influence sport participation outcomes in developing athletes. Studies have shown that junior athletes high in self-determined motivation are less prone to experience burnout, while self-control competencies help developing athletes to be conscious and deliberate in their self-regulatory efforts toward elite sport performances and avoid negative sport participation outcomes. Combining the self-determination theory framework and psychosocial theories of self-regulation, the aim of this cross-sectional study was to examine how various types of motivation and self-control competencies together are associated with the development of burnout symptoms in junior athletes...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932549/proteolytic-degradation-of-heat-shock-protein-a2-occurs-in-response-to-oxidative-stress-in-male-germ-cells-of-the-mouse
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Elizabeth G Bromfield, R John Aitken, Eileen A McLaughlin, Brett Nixon
STUDY QUESTION: Does oxidative stress compromise the protein expression of heat shock protein A2 (HSPA2) in the developing germ cells of the mouse testis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Oxidative stress leads to the modification of HSPA2 by the lipid aldehyde 4-hydroxynonenal (4HNE) and initiates its degradation via the ubiquitin-proteasome system. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Previous work has revealed a deficiency in HSPA2 protein expression within the spermatozoa of infertile men that have failed fertilization in a clinical setting...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932441/trophoblast-cells-inhibit-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-and-enhance-apoptosis-through-vasoactive-intestinal-peptide-mediated-pathways
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Guillermina Calo, Florencia Sabbione, Daiana Vota, Daniel Paparini, Rosanna Ramhorst, Analía Trevani, Claudia Pérez Leirós
STUDY QUESTION: Do human trophoblast cells modulate neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation, reactive oxygen species (ROS) synthesis and neutrophil apoptosis through mechanisms involving vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Trophoblast cells inhibited NET formation and ROS synthesis and enhanced neutrophil apoptosis through VIP-mediated pathways in a model of maternal-placental interaction. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Immune homeostasis maintenance at the maternal-placental interface is mostly coordinated by trophoblast cells...
December 7, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932269/the-presence-of-carcinoma-in-situ-at-radical-cystectomy-increases-the-risk-of-urothelial-recurrence-implications-for-follow-up-schemes
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Marco Moschini, Shahrokh F Shariat, Mohammad Abufaraj, Francesco Soria, Tobias Klatte, Giovanni La Croce, Agostino Mattei, Rocco Damiano, Andrea Salonia, Francesco Montorsi, Alberto Briganti, Renzo Colombo, Andrea Gallina
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the incidence of carcinoma in situ (CIS) in patients treated with radical cystectomy (RC) due to bladder cancer and to assess its effect on recurrence and survival rates. METHODS: The study focused on 1,128 consecutive nonmetastatic patients with bladder cancer treated with RC at a single tertiary care referral center from 1994 to 2014. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to compare recurrence, cancer-specific mortality (CSM), and overall mortality-free rates in the overall population and in pT0-pT2 and pT3-pT4 patients after stratifying according to the presence of CIS...
December 5, 2016: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931743/a-longitudinal-study-of-emotion-regulation-among-sexually-abused-preschoolers
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Ariane Séguin-Lemire, Martine Hébert, Louise Cossette, Rachel Langevin
The aim of the present study was to investigate the evolution of emotion regulation competencies in sexually abused preschoolers. Children's emotion regulation abilities and their emotional lability and negativity were assessed shortly after disclosure of sexual abuse and one year later, and compared to those of non-abused children. A sample of 47 sexually abused (37 girls, 10 boys) and 74 non-abused children (54 girls, 20 boys), aged 3-7 years (M=56.83months; SD=9.55), participated in the study. Parents and daycare educators or teachers completed the Emotion Regulation Checklist (Shields & Cicchetti, 1997) and an adapted version of the History of Victimization Form (Parent & Hébert, 2006)...
December 5, 2016: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931182/exposure-of-bovine-oocytes-and-embryos-to-elevated-non-esterified-fatty-acid-concentrations-integration-of-epigenetic-and-transcriptomic-signatures-in-resultant-blastocysts
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K L J Desmet, V Van Hoeck, D Gagné, E Fournier, A Thakur, A M O'Doherty, C P Walsh, M A Sirard, P E J Bols, J L M R Leroy
BACKGROUND: Metabolic stress associated with negative energy balance in high producing dairy cattle and obesity in women is a risk factor for decreased fertility. Non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) are involved in this pathogenesis as they jeopardize oocyte and embryo development. Growing evidence indicates that maternal metabolic disorders can disturb epigenetic programming, such as DNA methylation, in the offspring. Oocyte maturation and early embryo development coincide with methylation changes and both are sensitive to adverse environments...
December 8, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930533/association-of-vagus-nerve-severance-and-decreased-risk-of-subsequent-type-2-diabetes-in-peptic-ulcer-patients-an-asian-population-cohort-study
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Shih-Chi Wu, William Tzu-Liang Chen, Chu-Wen Fang, Chih-Hsin Muo, Fung-Chang Sung, Chung Y Hsu
Vagus nerve may play a role in serum glucose modulation. The complicated peptic ulcer patients (with perforation or/and bleeding) who received surgical procedures with or without vagotomy provided 2 patient populations for studying the impact of vagus nerve integrity. We assessed the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in peptic ulcer patients without and with complications by surgical treatment received in a retrospective population study using the National Health Insurance database in Taiwan.A cohort of 163,385 patients with peptic ulcer and without Helicobacter pylori infection in 2000 to 2003 was established...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930403/has-the-phasing-out-of-stavudine-in-accordance-with-changes-in-who-guidelines-led-to-a-decrease-in-single-drug-substitutions-in-first-line-antiretroviral-therapy-for-hiv-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Alana T Brennan, Mary-Ann Davies, Jacob Bor, Gilles Wandeler, Kathryn Stinson, Robin Wood, Hans Prozesky, Frank Tanser, Geoffrey Fatti, Andrew Boulle, Izukanji Sikazwe, Kara Wools-Kaloustian, Constantin Yiannoutsos, Valériane Leroy, Nathalie de Rekeneire, Matthew P Fox
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the relationship between phasing out stavudine in first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) in accordance with WHO 2010 policy and single-drug substitutions (SDS) (substituting the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor in first-line ART) in sub-Saharan Africa. DESIGN: Prospective cohort analysis (International epidemiological Databases to Evaluate AIDS-Multiregional) including ART-naive, HIV-infected patients aged at least 16 years, initiating ART between January 2005 and December 2012...
January 2, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929696/development-of-instructional-competencies-for-assessing-and-managing-suicide-risk-for-baccalaureate-nursing-education-a-modified-delphi-study
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Abigail Kotowski, Carol Roye
Suicide is a major health problem and a leading cause of death throughout the world. A primary goal for suicide prevention is reforming health professional education in order to increase the competence of health professionals in assessing and managing suicide risk. Nursing leadership is involved in this reform, yet nurses frequently lack the competence to care for patients in suicidal crisis. An identified gap in baccalaureate nursing education is instructional competencies for assessing and managing suicide risk...
December 8, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929671/development-and-initial-psychometrics-for-a-therapist-competence-instrument-for-cbt-for-youth-anxiety
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Bryce D McLeod, Michael A Southam-Gerow, Adriana Rodríguez, Alexis M Quinoy, Cassidy C Arnold, Philip C Kendall, John R Weisz
Therapist competence is an important component of treatment integrity. This article reports on the development and initial psychometric assessment of the Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Anxiety in Youth Competence Scale (CBAY-C), an observational instrument designed to capture therapist limited-domain competence (i.e., competence in the delivery of core interventions and delivery methods found in a specific psychosocial treatment program) in the delivery of the core practice elements in individual cognitive-behavioral treatment (ICBT) for youth anxiety...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929392/the-emergence-of-the-dose-response-concept-in-biology-and-medicine
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REVIEW
Edward J Calabrese
A historical assessment of the origin of the dose-response in modern toxicology and its integration as a central concept in biology and medicine is presented. This article provides an overview of how the threshold, linear and biphasic (i.e., hormetic) dose-response models emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and competed for acceptance and dominance. Particular attention is directed to the hormetic model for which a general description and evaluation is provided, including its historical basis, and how it was marginalized by the medical and pharmacology communities in the early decades of the 20th century...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929338/-still-feeling-healthy-after-all-these-years-the-paradox-of-subjective-stability-versus-objective-decline-in-very-old-adults-health-and-functioning-across-five-years
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Markus Wettstein, Oliver K Schilling, Hans-Werner Wahl
Indicators of objective functioning, such as everyday competence or sensory and sensorimotor functions, typically show pronounced declines in very old age. However, less is known about how very old adults perceive their abilities across multiple domains of health and functioning and to what extent changes in perceived functioning mirror changes in objective functioning. We compared changes in perceived versus objective health and functioning indicators among very old adults (n = 124; baseline age between 87 and 97 years, M = 90...
December 2016: Psychology and Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929325/social-competence-in-pediatric-burn-survivors-a-systematic-review
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Margo M Szabo, Kaitlyn A Ferris, Lauryn Urso, Ariel M Aballay, Christina L Duncan
OBJECTIVE: Youth sustaining burn injuries during childhood have dramatically increased survival rates due to improvements in medical treatment and multidisciplinary approaches to burn critical care and recovery. Despite positive advancements in burn treatment, youth sustaining such injuries may experience social deficits. Thus, this systematic review without meta-analysis investigation contributes to the growing literature on this topic by comparing social competence of pediatric burn survivors to youth without burns, and examining potential correlates of social competence among children and adolescents who have sustained burn injuries...
December 8, 2016: Rehabilitation Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929315/pathways-from-maternal-effortful-control-to-child-self-regulation-the-role-of-maternal-emotional-support
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Selin Zeytinoglu, Susan D Calkins, Margaret M Swingler, Esther M Leerkes
This study examined the direct and indirect pathways from maternal effortful control to 2 aspects of children's self-regulation-executive functioning and behavioral regulation-via maternal emotional support. Two hundred seventy-eight children and their primary caregivers (96% mothers) participated in laboratory visits when children were 4 and 5 years, and teachers reported on children's behavior at kindergarten. At the 4-year assessment, maternal effortful control was measured using the Adult Temperament Questionnaire (Evans & Rothbart, 2007) and maternal emotional support was observed during a semistructured mother-child problem-solving task...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928733/developing-approaches-to-competence-away-from-the-metaphor-of-competence-as-a-hidden-object
#15
Patrick Byers
Assessments of linguistic ability amongst inner city African American children in the 1960's and cross-cultural assessments of problem solving skills amongst participants without formal education in several contexts around the world have both demonstrated the need for investigators to distinguish the possible existence of some form of competency from the matter of whether evidence of that competency can be elicited with a particular assessment tool. In both of the previously mentioned cases, the evidence suggests that participants had the competencies in question and failed to demonstrate them (at least partially) as a result of the nature of the assessment context...
December 7, 2016: Integrative Psychological & Behavioral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928696/affective-disorders-and-health-related-quality-of-life-hrqol-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-multiple-sclerosis-ms-the-moderating-role-of-resilience
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Nunzia Rainone, Alessandro Chiodi, Roberta Lanzillo, Valeria Magri, Anna Napolitano, Vincenzo Brescia Morra, Paolo Valerio, Maria Francesca Freda
PURPOSE: To investigate the moderating role of resilience in the relationship between affective disorders and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) for adolescents and young adults with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: A quantitative methodology was adopted. Fifty-three adolescents and young adults were interviewed to assess resilience as a personality trait (Ego-Resiliency Scale) and resilience as an interactive competence (CYRM-28), Health-Related Quality of Life (PedsQL 4...
December 7, 2016: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928005/amino-acid-mutations-in-the-ns4a-region-of-hepatitis-c-virus-contribute-to-viral-replication-and-infectious-virus-production
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Asako Murayama, Nao Sugiyama, Ryosuke Suzuki, Masaki Moriyama, Noriko Nakamura, Hidenori Mochizuki, Takaji Wakita, Takanobu Kato
: Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) strain JFH-1, which belongs to genotype 2a, replicates autonomously in cultured cells, whereas another genotype 2a strain, J6CF, does not. Previously, we found that replacing the NS3 helicase and NS5B-to-3' X regions of J6CF with those of JFH-1 confers J6CF replication competence. In this study, we aimed to identify the minimum modifications to establish replication-competent J6CF within these genomic regions. We previously identified 4 mutations in the NS5B-to-3' X region that confer J6CF replication competence instead of replacing of this region...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927657/building-capacity-to-use-and-undertake-research-in-health-organisations-a-survey-of-training-needs-and-priorities-among-staff
#18
Helen Barratt, Naomi J Fulop
OBJECTIVES: Efforts to improve healthcare and population health depend partly on the ability of health organisations to use research knowledge and participate in its production. We report the findings of a survey conducted to prioritise training needs among healthcare and public health staff, in relation to the production and implementation of research, across an applied health research collaboration. DESIGN: A questionnaire survey using a validated tool, the Hennessy-Hicks Training Needs Assessment Questionnaire...
December 7, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926643/implementing-immediate-postpartum-long-acting-reversible-contraception-programs
#19
Lisa G Hofler, Sarah Cordes, Carrie A Cwiak, Peggy Goedken, Denise J Jamieson, Melissa Kottke
OBJECTIVE: To understand the most important steps required to implement immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) programs in different Georgia hospitals and the barriers to implementing such a program. METHODS: This was a qualitative study. We interviewed 32 key personnel from 10 Georgia hospitals working to establish immediate postpartum LARC programs. Data were analyzed using directed qualitative content analysis principles. We used the Stages of Implementation to organize participant-identified key steps for immediate postpartum LARC into an implementation guide...
December 2, 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925764/framework-for-assessment-of-children-s-social-competence-with-particular-focus-on-children-with-brain-injuries
#20
Rebecca Ashton
Children's social competence is important for their general wellbeing and life satisfaction. Often it is an area identified as problematic for children brought to the attention of a psychologist, particularly for children with brain injuries. However, it can be difficult to pin down exactly where social difficulties lie, and therefore how best to help. The current article draws together the literature on social competence from brain injury and from more general developmental research. A hierarchical model is presented with three layers: social adjustment, social functioning, and social cognition...
December 7, 2016: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
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